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    bit vs a little bit

    which one is correct? are they same meaning?

    I am bit / a little bit confused for the difference quantity between your invoice and packing. Please clarify and revise it for our settlement.

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    Re: bit vs a little bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    which one is correct? are they same meaning?

    I am bit / a little bit confused ....
    They're both OK - 'little' is a reinforcer. You can also use 'little' on its own: 'I'm a little confused'.

    But you're confused by or over or about something. I'd just say 'I don't see why A and B are different'.

    Incidentally, by 'packing' do you mean 'quantity packed'? In that case you could just say 'The amounts charged and packed differ. Please correct your invoice.' Then you can leave yourself out of it, and save a word or two into the bargain!

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    Re: bit vs a little bit

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    In that case you could just say 'The amounts charged and packed differ. Please correct your invoice.'
    You 'charge an amount [meaning a sum of money] for an amount [meaning a quantity] of something', but can you say 'the amounts [meaning quantities] charged'? I'm trying to think: 'the amounts/quantities charged are as stated in the invoice' - is that OK? I'm not sure. What do you think?

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    Re: bit vs a little bit

    It's OK by me. Yes, there's a missing 'for', but it doesn't seriously impair communication.

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